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Description from owner

Tranquility in a park like setting, this territorial hacienda is located in the "mesquite bosque" area of the Tanque Verde Valley. On 3+ acres of secluded, lush vegetation, with a private, gated entry this 5000 sq ft home of living space is surrounded by porches, courtyards and patios. Ponds and water features house Koi fish and water plants, corrals and stables are the home to miniature donkeys.

Great for family and friends, sleeping 12+. Rancho Privado is a phenomenal retreat for privacy and relaxation as well as a perfect place indoors and out for entertaining.. This spacious, beautifully decorated home has a heated pool complete with jacuzzi and water features, a 600 sq ft Arizona room/multi purpose room, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms including spacious master suite, gourmet kitchen and second complete kitchen, laundry room, very open, flowing floor plan with comfortable living spaces, 3 TV's, DVD, internet/wi fi and stereo speakers inside and out, Courtyard areas featuring outdoor gas and charcoal bbq's as well as indoor and outdoor fireplaces. There is a three car garage and horse facilities. Every room has a view of a courtyard, patio porch or pool as well as views of the Rincon Mts. to the East and the Catalina's to the North.

This is a dream vacation location with easy access to all areas of Tucson. Great area for golf, hiking, cycling, shopping and restaurants close by. Great location for day trips to areas outside of Tucson.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 3 Queen Beds, 4 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4822007

About the area

The Tanque Verde Valley is located in Northeast Tucson at the base of the Catalina Mts. and the Rincon Mts. Map available on request showing location and proximity to surrounding attractions. Additional photos are available.

Owner profile

Lisa F.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (15)

Excellent – based on 15 reviews Excellent
15 reviews

“great place”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2016

We just returned from there and our visit was great. The house and property were perfect for what we needed. plenty of relaxing space in a quite area. Will certainly use again if we return to Tucson. AWESOME place.

“Beautiful Retreat!”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2014

My family (of 8) visited Tucson as part of our vacation. Rancho Privado is absolutely beautiful and offered all the amenities and many unexpected luxuries that will indeed make our stay there a very special memory for us all.

“great time in Tucson”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2014

We rented this for a family vacation. The house provided lots of space to spread out - which was great. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds comfortable (except the twin beds - a little squeaky). The donkeys were a HUGE hit with the kids! Loved the pool/hot tub and used it alot. We did choose to heat the pool - or it would have been quite chilly, but once heated and the with the cover on at night, warmed up nicely. Would definitely return. This is not a luxury property, not in perfect condition (some weeds, some dust, some burned out lightbulbs in bathrooms), but was perfect for us! The owners were around and responsive as well.

“A perfect oasis, and close to everything”

Reviewed 26 Feb 2013

Two friends and I spent a week in Tucson, to explore the area and visit the Gem and Mineral show. All exceeded expectations, but the highlight was our stay at Rancho Privado. The pictures do not do it justice - a sprawling bungalow on exquisite land; fully appointed with lovely art - and very welcoming and comfortable. We began and ended our busy days in this peaceful, beautiful oasis, and feeding the miniature donkeys! Our hosts Lisa and Ray were welcoming and helpful, providing lots of information. The Gem and Mineral Show was worth the visit and we loved Tubac, an artists' enclave just an hour south. A drive to the top of Mount Lemmon was harrowing, but the views spectacular. A perfect vacation for 3 hard working women! We came back recharged and with great memories -- all anchored in our stay at the lovely Rancho Privado. It was simply perfect. Thanks Lisa and Ray!

“Wonderful oasis”

Reviewed 7 Feb 2013

We stayed at La Finca for a sister's reunion and had an amazing time. The home is beautiful and the decor was exceptional. We spent many mornings drinking coffee on the patio and enjoyed the lush landscape. It truly is an oasis in the desert. I wish we had more time to enjoy all the amenities. and plan to return the next time we are in Tucson. I would highly recommend staying here.

“A Wonderful Winter Break with Friends”

Reviewed 4 Mar 2012

Our group of 8 friends really covered the ground in Tucson. The location of this house was perfect for access to the Tucson Gem and Mineral show, hiking and birdwatching (saw the rare Phenopepla in a tree outside the house) in the nearby mountains and parks, even driving to Patagonia and Tubac for one day. But we really enjoying morning coffee in the spacious kitchen area and that evening glass of local and/or South American, Italian, French wine purchased at nearby stores. Several meals were enjoyed at the huge dinning table where we all fit comfortably. The men cooked perfect steaks and ahi one night on the barby while the women relaxed and chatted. Everything was supplied for our kitchen needs from a large assortment of pots and pans to spices. The bathrooms were very clean and just right for our needs. Now we need to come back in the spring to see the trees and flowers bloom.


Reviewed 29 Nov 2011

We rented this property for a Thanksgiving family get together and were more than pleasantly surprised. The home is beautiful, the property is clean and quiet and the miniature donkeys were so much entertainment. The owners where very helpful. Even though it was near midnight when we arrived we were met at the home and given the grand tour complete with margaritas. The owners were always available for our many questions and requests. So many times we rent from online only to find the pictures not true to the home. This was not the case here. We would deffinately return and recommend it to anyone considering a grand stay in Tucson.


Reviewed 9 Aug 2011

Our USTA tennis team qualified for the Sectional Championship in Tucson. We wanted a reward for a good league season. We rented Rancho Privado and were certainly rewarded. It was everything we could hope for. The house was huge, well furnished and maintained and the owners were very attentive to detail. We will certainly return in the future.

“A Great Family Getaway”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2011

We just returned from a wonderful week at Rancho Privado. We were six adults, a two-year-old and a baby. The house was fantastic - lots of space and well equipped. The kids enjoyed the heated pool and feeding carrots to the donkeys. The grounds were lovely - lots of seating areas and an outdoor fireplace (which, regrettably, we didn't use). Safeway, restaurants and shops are a quick drive from the house. Ray and Lisa were fantastic hosts. We will definitely return.

“Privacy and Peace”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2011

The property, the house and the owners couldn't be better. Everything we expected and so much more! The 3 donkeys in residence added to the experience. The house and grounds would be perfect for a family reunion. Highly recommended and Ray and Lisa went out of there way to ensure our stay was pleasant.

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